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Ray Jacobs has been suspended by the Ottawa Renegades for

Ray Jacobs has been suspended by the Ottawa Renegades for "actions detrimental to the club." (Ottawa Sun File/Sean Kilpatrick)

BARRE CAMPBELL -- Ottawa Sun

, Last Updated: 9:23 AM ET

Ray Jacobs is in more hot water.

Renegades coach and GM Joe Paopao issued an indefinite suspension to the 32-year-old defensive lineman yesterday for "actions detrimental to the club."

He played with the Renegades on Saturday in Hamilton and practised with the club on Monday at Frank Clair Stadium.

But yesterday he was not at the stadium and was absent from the team's practice as it prepared for tomorrow night's game against the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Players were required as usual to appear for mandatory preparatory meetings yesterday afternoon, but Jacobs didn't show. Defensive coaches informed Paopao, and the coach decreed the suspension.

"He's not even on my radar this week," said Paopao after yesterday's practice, answering questions about Jacobs' disappearance.

Paopao couldn't give a definite answer when asked if Jacobs could return to action later in the season.

"I haven't had time to think it through," said Paopao, who said he learned of the player's absence just prior to the start of yesterday's practice at 4 p.m.

One of the team's top tacklers, Jacobs also missed a team rundown on July 22, the day after the Renegades' last home game against Edmonton.

The CFL veteran, playing in his seventh season this year, got into trouble while a member of the B.C. Lions in May 2004 when he was arrested in Vancouver for alleged drug possession, but wasn't charged.

Nevertheless, the Lions cut Jacobs, who missed the 2004 season before being signed by the Renegades in February.

Replacing Jacobs on the Ottawa roster this week will be veteran lineman Johnny Scott.

Scott will will split time at rush end with Kai Ellis, who returns to the lineup from an ankle injury.


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